As regular visitors to Pattaya we have tried many of the hotels there over the past 2 or 3 years.
Having stayed in the Sabai Empress around ten times through 2010 we have had chance to sample all different rooms on most floors and can honestly say, this possibly the best value hotel in Pattaya bar none.
Location is excellent, far enough away from the madness of walking Street to be able to relax and also take anyone there. Yet in just a few yards one can hop on a Baht Bus and be don the beach road and into the scene as quickly as you like.
The hotel is close to good shopping, the beach is a short stroll down the hill, there are many good restaurants close by, this location has it all.
With excellent Check In Staff, and good service, including the Parking Attenedent, the staff of this hotel have made every stay a pleasant one.
The Hotel itself is always spotlessly clean and the reception and restaurant/bar area very well decorated with a huge screen TV for the sports fans who want to sit and have a beer.
Some rooms have Bath with integral Shower and others have large walk-in shower only. All are large, spacious and reasonably well equipped. Air Con is good, but lacks temperature control, but this has never really been an issue. TV has only the basic Thai Channel package, but we do not go to Pattaya to watch TV anyway. Mini Bar is good and prices are very competitive.
Some of the rooms suffer with noise from adjacent bars, but having learned that, we always ask for one on the quiet side if available.
Breakfast is basic American Style, but there is a full menu available. We never bother and take room only, due to the number of excellent places serving good all-day breakfast very close by.
Best of all is the Hotel Rooftop Pool, not overly large, but beautifully clean, with two jacuzzis and nice sunbed areas, one in the sun, the other with shade as required. Food and Beverages are served at the pool and we seem to spend a lot of time up there enjoying the superb view of Pattaya.
The underground secure Parking is excellent, with internal access to the hotel, but now as regular visitors, we usually get a reserved spot right outside the front door.
All in all, this has to be one of the best value Hotels in Pattaya and deserves to be higher up the scale. Totally recommended.
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- Also Known As:
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